Our library members can access online eResources free of charge. To access these services, click on any of the links below and then enter all of the characters on your library card omitting any spaces (any letters on the card should be typed in upper case).

  • Life in Great Britain - prepare for your British Citizenship test using this self study course (includes mock tests)
  • Go Citizen – another online study resource for candidates preparing for the Life in the UK and British citizenship tests
  • Theory Test Pro - online simulation of the UK's driving theory test, containing official test questions and hazard perception video clips
  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography - over 59,000 biographies of the people who shaped the British Isles and beyond
  • Oxford Reference Premium - access to over 530 Oxford reference dictionaries, encyclopedias and companions
  • Oxford English Dictionary - the meaning, history, and pronunciation of 600,000 words, with 3 million quotations
  • NewsBank - searchable text of most major UK newspaper articles from 15-30 years ago up to present day
  • Times Digital Archive - free access to 200 years of the digitised archives of The Times newspaper covering the dates 1785-2011

Additional resources on library PCs only

  • Which? Online - gives additional information on products and services, compared to the print edition.
  • Ancestry library edition - offers free access to key records for family research  

To use Which? Online and Ancestry you must log on to a library computer.

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Page last updated: 14 December 2017